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Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his…

Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his…

Definitely for the older half of this age group and for any adult who hasn't already read it. In a society today where so many seem to be troubled Williams gives us some insight into a family that has a whole set of problems with no ready answers,

The Glass Menagerie

Definitely for the older half of this age group and for any adult who hasn't already read it. In a society today where so many seem to be troubled Williams gives us some insight into a family that has a whole set of problems with no ready answers,

Art, coming of age, first love, religious extremism, gay-bashing, serial killer — set in Renaissance Florence. What more could you want?

Art, coming of age, first love, religious extremism, gay-bashing, serial killer — set in Renaissance Florence. What more could you want?

Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography

not quite finished yet, but great book!

Comanche Nation: The Rise And Fall Of An 'Empire'

The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks, this really is a page turner.  Excellent comments on ethics and science

“The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Sloot

The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks, this really is a page turner. Excellent comments on ethics and science

The Orphan Master ~ great historical read.

Time Passages: The Year's Best Historical Fiction

dentical twin boys Zeke and Zach only want one gift from Santa this year: a new wife for their lonely single dad, Mac Taylor, a builder who fixes things up in their small town. But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Nell Davis, is not only part of Santa's plan, but Mac's soul mate, isn't quite as easy as they'd hoped...

dentical twin boys Zeke and Zach only want one gift from Santa this year: a new wife for their lonely single dad, Mac Taylor, a builder who fixes things up in their small town. But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Nell Davis, is not only part of Santa's plan, but Mac's soul mate, isn't quite as easy as they'd hoped...

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

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